Church & Society

Indonesian tribe starts whaling season with religious rituals May 15, 2019

Before the whaling season — from May to October  — fishermen from Lamalera, a tiny island in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province hold three days of rituals. During these days, the fisherfolk communities — mostly Catholics — pack the shore to recite prayers and observe proceedings to honor dead fishermen and call on God to give them a successful season.

(Photos by Handrianus Atagoran)

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